MIDTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday banning the use of electronic cigarettes on school grounds across the state.
E-cigarettes will no longer be permitted on public and private school campuses under the law, which goes into effect immediately, according to the governor’s office.
Earlier this year, Cuomo announced results of a survey that found that e-cig use by high school students nearly doubled over the last two years — from 10.5 percent in 2014 to 20.6 percent in 2016.
State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal praised the ban, saying it will help keep kids safe.
"School yards should be full of the laughter of healthy children, not e-cigarette vapor,” she said in a statement. "Banning e-cigarette use on school grounds statewide will help reduce e-cigarette use rates among our young people and will protect the health and safety of their growing bodies.”